Santiaguito , Mexico : the Santiaguito volcano has entered a new phase of high activity.

Santiaguito , Mexico :  the Santiaguito volcano has entered a new phase of high activity.

Bulletin special Volcanologic

Activity type : Peléenne
Morphology : Complex of dacitic domes
Geographical location: 14 ° 44 ’33 “North Latitude, 91 ° 34′ 13” West Longitude.
Altitude: 2500m.

As reported, the Santiaguito volcano has entered a new phase of high activity.
Santiaguito Volcano Observatory’s (OVSAN) reports another strong explosion, accompanied by pyroclastic flows in the direction of the zone of collapse left by the eruption of 9 May 2014, and to the west, in the San Isidro Canyon of the volcanic complex.
This activity generated by the collapse in the east and west of the crater emits clouds of ash to an altitude of 4000 meters, moving to the South, Southwest, West, North Westover a distance of 30 km, but continuously moving. It is estimated that due to the fineness of ash can reach the same distance as other events, like yesterday, which reached more than 100 kilometers on the northwest flank.

It is estimated that this could cause ash precipitation in El Nuevo Palmar, San Felipe Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu, the villages of Loma Linda, San Marcos, Monte Bello, Palajunoj and others on this side.
Santiaguito is in a high explosive phase, so that more or less similar events may be generated in the time and \ or days. For this, we must not remain near the volcanic complex, because it can be generated large pyroclastic flows.

Therefore, the INSIVUMEH recommends:
At the CONRED, to take the necessary precautions, vigilance, implementation of precautions it deems necessary to the air near the volcanic complex, mainly because of falling ash which can contaminate drinking water and cause respiratory problems.
At the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, to take precautions with air traffic, such as ash moves south directions, southwest, northwest, at 4500 m high, with a potential for being transported over distances of more than 50 kilometers

April 04 , 2016.Santiaguito , Mexico :

Source : Insivumeh

Photo : Quetzal Tour

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